The Use of Prosthetic Vacuum Socket Suspensions: A Comparison of a Modified Bicycle Pump to Commercially Available Options

@inproceedings{Propst2018TheUO,
  title={The Use of Prosthetic Vacuum Socket Suspensions: A Comparison of a Modified Bicycle Pump to Commercially Available Options},
  author={Ryan Propst and Matthew Thomas Buns},
  year={2018}
}
There are approximately 35-40 million people requiring orthotic and prosthetic services in developing countries (World Health Organization, 2017). Elevated vacuum, as a form of socket suspension, has been documented to decrease limb volume change, improve amputee proprioception, circulation, comfort, gait symmetry, and overall quality of life of amputees (Gholizadeh, Lemaire, Eshraghi, 2016). While these systems may benefit many amputees in developing countries, the high cost, accessibility… CONTINUE READING

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